Displayed here, in reverese chronological order (latest first), are expired Local News items that were entered by website members form St. Ives in Cambridgeshire more than a month ago.
Further to my earlier post regarding our use of Google Maps and Google's decision to charge us, and every one else who uses them, I have now replaced the maps on our five town websites with those supplied by Open Street Map. As it turns out I think they are better quality maps too.
Once the code settles down and I am convinced I don't have hidden gremlins in it I will roll the new maps to the remaining Hunts Web village and parish websites.
Yes, this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; the 8th, 9th and 10th October, it is time again for the huge Michaelmas Fair in St Ives. Come along and have some fun.
It seems like Google wants us to pay to be able to use their maps but that is not going to happen, they are wealthy enough as it is. So over this autumn we will be replacing the Google Maps on the Huntingdonshire websites with a new map service.
We are currently in the process of adding these new maps to our large, sister site, the British Towns Network and they are working very well indeed.
In the meantime, we apologise for any inconvenience.
UPDATE Monday 8th - The prototypes of the new maps are now functional on the St Ives Town Website.
Only a few days left to go before Huntingdon Carnival. Follow the link for details....
We all had a great day at St Ives Carnival yesterday. The parade from the town centre was very well attended and it took ages for the many floats to pass by on their way to the park. During the afternoon the entertainments were great culminating with the talented Chloe and the Huntingdon Concert Band. The day ended with a fabulous Firework display.
The organisers and their numerous helpers should be proud of their enthusiasm and achievement in putting on a brilliant show.
If you missed yesterday then you really did miss out but you can make it up to yourself and attend the Music Festival in the park today from noon until around nine this evening.
Don't forget it's the Huntingdon Carnival in a few weeks too
After twenty years of operation the time has come for the Huntingdonshire Websites to have a rest. The general public now spend most of their Internet time on Social Media like Facebook and Twitter and rarely 'surf the Internet' to use small independent websites like ours which I suppose is a sign of the times.
As a result of the incompetence of the major wesbites to keep user information confidential there are also some major changes to legislation occuring this year, namely the GDPR, that impose a significant administrative overhead and costs that will make it not worth while for us to maintain user logon access for such a small return therefore as of today all dormant user accounts for the site have been suspended and will be deleted so that there is no confidential user information stored on our online systems.
We are not going to shut the majority of the websites down but rather let them become dormant. This will allow time for those organisations who are still actively using them to seek an alternative presence on web and free up time for us to develop our other major website the British Towns Network. We will however be suspending immediately certain aspects, such as the Weather Station, as these are expensive and time consuming to maintain.
We thank those organisations and our many visitors who have supported us over the years and wish everyone the best for the future.
We wish you all a Happy New Year. Have a great night but please stay safe.
Many of the traders in St Ives will be staying open late on Thurday 7th December to give you that extra chance to do some Christmas Shopping. A number of the shops will be offering special promotions and other offers during the evening.
Remember it's Huntingdon Carnival this weekend, 12th and 13th August 2017.
If you are in the Huntingdon area please come and support this years event, the parade goes along the high street at noon and ends up in Riverside Park. Follow the link below for a map of the location and further details.
There will be amazing food, fair ground rides, a boat and a train to ride on. Come and watch the amazing arena events and enjoy an ice cream.
See you there...
It's St Neots Regatta this weekend on both Saturday and Sunday and it's best watched from Regatta Meadow (follow the link below). There is also a Farmer's Market on Saturday in the Market Place, so there is loads to see and do in St Neots starting tomorrow.